Navy vet charged in death of 30-year-old homeless man granted bail |

Navy vet charged in death of 30-year-old homeless man granted bail |

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After charging him with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the death of a bystander on a New York train, New York police on Friday released former U.S. Marine Daniel Penny on $100,000 bond. dollars.

The New York Post said Penny was also ordered to surrender her passport within 48 hours and prohibited from leaving the country without court consent. He is due back in court on July 17. On Friday morning, Penny surrendered freely. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office announced Thursday that charges will be filed against him.

Penny was defending herself, according to her legal team.

The allegations relate to an incident on an F train on May 1 in which a 30-year-old homeless man named Jordan Neely allegedly threatened people and threw rubbish.

In video of the incident, Penny can be seen putting Neely in a chokehold as at least two other passengers help hold him down. The death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner. Neely lost consciousness during the event and died in hospital, according to the Post.

Neely has a history of mental illness, Penny’s attorneys said in a previous statement.

“We would first like to extend our condolences to the family of Mr. Neely on behalf of Daniel Penny. According to his attorney, Mr. Neely had a history of aggressive and impulsive behavior apparently brought on by an unresolved mental illness.” When Mr. Neely began threatening the other passengers and Daniel Penny aggressively, Daniel took steps to defend them until help could arrive. Daniel could not have predicted Mr. Neely’s untimely death and had no wish to hurt him.

Neely has a proven criminal history that includes more than 40 arrests, according to the Post.

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